A septic tanks function is to separate the liquids from the solids. Eventually the solid level in the tank will need to be cleaned out. If the solids enter the drain pipes they will clog the drain field. Pumping the tank on regular bases prevents this from occurring. Maintenance of your septic tank will promote a long life for your septic system and help to prevent the need for costly septic repairs.
The smell of sewage in the house Water draining slowly from the sink, toilet or tub Ponding water by your septic tank
On an average a house hold of 4 (without a garbage disposal) should have their septic tank pumped out about every 3 year. This is a good maintenance schedule to prevent the solids from over flowing out of the tank and damaging the drain field.
Everyday chemicals such as laundry detergents, bleach, house hold cleaners, etc when poured into the septic tank can kill the bacteria necessary for your septic system to operate. By adding enzymes to your septic system you can help prevent this. Please see our products we offer.